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Resolve to be more open in 2013

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It's a new year, with new opportunities for the open source way to change and innovate life, education, government, business, health, and law. For each of us as individuals, 2013 is a chance to resolve to be more open. Check out these ways to start this New Year's resolution off right, and in the comments below tell us how you plan to practice openness. » Read more

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Open Advice offers guidance for new open source contributors and the more experienced

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A new book sharing the perspectives of 42 open source contributors launched this month at FOSDEM. Open Advice, edited by Lydia Pintscher, shares what those successful people wish they'd known when they got started with open source software.

In the foreword, Georg Greve, founding president of the Free Software Foundation Europe, explains why such a book is important, even to those barely aware of free and open source software: » Read more

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Open source, a healthy choice

"In 2004, six months after suddenly losing my father, I became a single dad. I was forced to give up my travelling position as an application specialist for a large ERP software manufacturer."  

Aaron Nursoo first became interested in open source software because it was free.  He saw in it an opportunity to teach himself skills that would help him to restructure his life and allow him to support his family. » Read more

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Contributing back to society: eejot.org

Meet Prabhat Jha. He founded an organization called Eejot, which means "light." Its mission is to improve and facilitate education in remote villages in Nepal.

Recently, he traveled back to the village in Nepal where he grew up, and turned his vacation into an opportunity to give back to his community. Watch the video to learn more about the work of Eejot, which includes mentoring and education, health camps, and open source awareness seminars. » Read more

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